Day: 7 December 2018

home improvements

Brits deck the halls with festive home improvement frenzy

With Brits expected to spend £4.5 billion shopping by the first Saturday of December, £29.6 Billion is set to be lavished on home improvements – not on presents under the tree – according to new research from AA Financial Services. Overall, almost half of homeowners (49%) are planning a home improvement project before Santa comes …

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MHK

MHK unveil kitchen planning software, CARAT, at Living Kitchen at IMM Cologne 2019

MHK, which launched in the UK this year, have announced its return to Living Kitchen during IMM Cologne 14-20th January 2019. New for 2019, the recently launched UK arm of the business – MHK UK – will be present at IMM to showcase its services for retailers as part of Europe’s biggest buying group. MHK …

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West Midlands

Big increase in affordable homes completed in West Midlands

The West Midlands saw a 33% increase in affordable homes completed during the last year which is nearly three times the national average increase. Whilst the latest Government figures are a sign of significant progress, West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) bosses warned there was much more work to do to meet the region’s housing needs. …

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NHBC

Regional Award winners named in NHBC Pride in the Job Awards

33 UK site managers have been named as Regional Award winners at events which took place throughout the autumn in the third round of NHBC Pride in the Job Awards 2018. One overall Regional Award winner was selected in up to four categories, Small, Medium, Large and Multi-storey, at each of the ten regional ceremonies. Over …

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Caesarstone

Caesarstone wins FX Award for the industrial-inspired Metropolitan Collection

Caesarstone have recently announced its victory at the FX International Interiors Design Awards 2018, of the Surface category. The award goes to its recently launched Metropolitan Collection, comprising of nine innovative, industrial-inspired surface designs. The awards were announced during a ceremony at the Grosvenor Hotel on 28th November. “Winning this award is a huge cause …

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Duravit

German Design Awards 2018 Duravit sweeps the board with four awards

Duravit had a special mention at the 2018 German Design Awards from Brioso bathroom furniture range and three winner accolades for the XSquare, Shower&Bath and Dura System series. The special mention recognises works with designs demonstrating particularly successful details or solutions. This award honours the commitment of both companies and designers. Designer Christian Werner has …

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LochAnna Kitchens

Introducing the new Easington Collection by LochAnna Kitchens

The Easington Collection is one of four new handleless kitchens that together are known as FORM – a premium kitchen range from British kitchen brand LochAnna Kitchens. LochAnna refers to the range as ‘true handless’ as aluminium rails are set into the cabinetry under the worktop. This means the door doesn’t need an integrated handle …

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Wates Residential

Wates Residential appoints new Development Director

Wates Residential has appointed Lia Silva as Development Director. She will lead the business’ development management team responsible for joint venture regeneration schemes in partnership London with the London Borough of Havering. Silva has over 10 years of industry experience in addition to a master’s in architecture from Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto, …

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NHBC

More than 14,500 new homes registered in October, reports NHBC

New home growth has continued throughout October according to the latest statistics from NHBC, with 14,579 homes registered in the UK, following the strong numbers seen in recent months. This represents an 8% increase on October 2017 (13,482), with the private sector up 7% (11,097 compared to 10,383 in 2017) and the affordable sector up …

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